Statins: Benefits outweigh risks

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Taking statins can lead to weight gain, raised blood sugar levels, and it can increase the chances of getting Type 2 diabetes, but a team of international researchers acknowledges the cholesterol-lowering can help prevent heart attacks and strokes and should continue to be prescribed. Heart specialists agree, saying the health benefits outweigh the ‘small’ effect on the risk of getting diabetes.

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